T-section lagoons WTP

The T-section lagoons back onto Avalon and are located on Pt Wilson road. In recent years, they've tended to get good numbers of waders.

Getting There

Access is by permit and key available to birders who attend an induction. Contact Melbourne Water for more information. The site is about 30 minutes drive south of Melbourne, not far off the main road to Geelong.

GPS Coordinates 38°2.688′S, 144°30.618′E

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Wildlife

Land Birds 67 species
Red-necked Stint (Calidris ruficollis) 802
Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) 302
Pied Oystercatcher (Haematopus longirostris) 13 Fly overs
Australasian Grebe (Tachybaptus novaehollandiae) 13
Royal Spoonbill (Platalea regia) 12
Australian Crake (Porzana fluminea) 11
Hoary-headed Grebe (Poliocephalus poliocephalus) 5
Common Greenshank (Tringa nebularia) 5
Yellow-billed Spoonbill (Platalea flavipes) 5
Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus axillaris) 4 including 2 juvs
Cape Barren Goose (Cereopsis novaehollandiae) 4
Black-tailed Nativehen (Tribonyx ventralis) 4
Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica) 4
Swamp Harrier (Circus approximans) 3
Australasian Shoveler (Anas rhynchotis) 3
Baillon's Crake (Porzana pusilla) 3
Horsfield's Bronze Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx basalis) 3
Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus) 3
Striated Fieldwren (Calamanthus fuliginosus) 3
Australian Magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen) 2
Dusky Moorhen (Gallinula tenebrosa) 2
Pacific Black Duck (Anas superciliosa) 2
Grey Teal (Anas gracilis) 2
Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio) 2
Eurasian Skylark (Alauda arvensis) 2
Willie Wagtail (Rhipidura leucophrys) 2
Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 2
Little Raven (Corvus mellori) 2
White-faced Heron (Egretta novaehollandiae) 2
Great Egret (Ardea alba) 2
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Calidris acuminata) 2
Little Grassbird (Megalurus gramineus) 2 Seen well, plus others heard
Masked Lapwing (Vanellus miles) 2
Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis) 2
European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis) 2
White-fronted Chat (Epthianura albifrons) 2
Brown Falcon (Falco berigora) 2
Fairy Martin (Petrochelidon ariel) 2
Chestnut Teal (Anas castanea) 2
Superb Fairywren (Malurus cyaneus) 1
Eurasian Coot (Fulica atra) 1
Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) 1
Australian Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus australis) 1
Red-necked Avocet (Recurvirostra novaehollandiae) 1
Australian Shelduck (Tadorna tadornoides) 1
Black Swan (Cygnus atratus) 1
Golden-headed Cisticola (Cisticola exilis) 1
Crested Pigeon (Ocyphaps lophotes) 1
Shining Bronze Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx lucidus) 1
Australian Hobby (Falco longipennis) 1
Brown Goshawk (Accipiter fasciatus) 1
Horsfield's Bush Lark (Mirafra javanica) 1
Red Knot (Calidris canutus) 1
Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus) 1
Straw-necked Ibis (Threskiornis spinicollis) 1
Buff-banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensis) 1
Pink-eared Duck (Malacorhynchus membranaceus) 1
Red Wattlebird (Anthochaera carunculata) 1
Banded Stilt (Cladorhynchus leucocephalus) 1
White-necked Heron (Ardea pacifica) 1
Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) 1 Juvenile. 5th record for Australia
Yellow-rumped Thornbill (Acanthiza chrysorrhoa) 1
Australian White Ibis (Threskiornis moluccus) 1
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 1
Welcome Swallow (Hirundo neoxena) 1
Magpie-lark (Grallina cyanoleuca) 1
Musk Duck (Biziura lobata) 1
Seabirds 10 species
Australasian Gannet (Morus serrator) 50 Feeding just offshore
Fairy Tern (Sternula nereis) 11
Silver Gull (Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae) 2
Greater Crested Tern (Thalasseus bergii) 2
Little Black Cormorant (Phalacrocorax sulcirostris) 2
Australian Pied Cormorant (Phalacrocorax varius) 2
Little Pied Cormorant (Microcarbo melanoleucos) 2
Common Tern (Sterna hirundo) 2
Pacific Gull (Larus pacificus) 1
Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) 1